North Kootenai Water District

 

March 1, 2007

 

Board Meeting Minutes

 

A. Call to Order/Roll Call:

 

Meeting called to order at 12:32 p.m. by President Davis.

 

Present: Jack Berger, Director/Vice President

Linda Davis, Director/President

Richard Fairhurst, Director/Secretary

Maimie Moore, Director

 

Excused: Tom Crimmins, Director

Staff Present: Mike Galante, District Manager

Mike Ormsby, District Attorney (12:38)

Phil Boyd, District Engineer (12:35)

Visitors: None

B.        Consent Agenda:

 

1.         Minutes of 02/15/07 Board Meeting

 

Approve Consent Agenda.

 

Director Moore motion, Director Berger second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

C.        Oral Communications:

 

None

 

D.        Written Communications:

 

1.         Letter from Evelyn Bruins:

 

Regarding stand by power for fire protection in Hayden Orchards. Manager to respond.

 

E.         Treasury Report:

 

Updated report handed out and reviewed by Board.

 

F.         District Attorney Mike Ormsby:

 

1. Into Executive Session at 12:55 p.m.

Out of Executive Session at 1:11 p.m.

Discussed pending and on-going litigation.

 

2.         Attorney Transition:

 

Completing annexation petitions.


 

3.         Lancaster Well #3:

 

No action.

 

G.        District Engineer Phil Boyd, P.E.:

 

1.         SH-41 Transmission Line Twin Lakes:

 

Rice Road plans approved.

 

2.         Gem Shores/Hayden Haven:

 

Attorney prepared joint letter to North Kootenai Water District and Hayden Lake Recreational Water & Sewer District (HLRW&SD) Boards. L.I.D. payments to HLRW&SD. Loan payments through NKWD to HLRW&SD at no responsibility to NKWD for loan. Newsletter to constituents after 05/09/07. Meeting on 06/28/07 at Hayden Lake City Hall, at 7:00 p.m., with constituents.

 

1:57 p.m. Attorney left meeting.

 

H.        District Manager Mike Galante:

 

1.         Gozzer Ranch:

 

Negotiations continuing. Conveyance agreement one water, one sewer; one service agreement. Cost of generator and SCADA repaid to NKWD through rates in 12 months. Arrow Point connected to sewer plant. Lift station from Arrow Point to start 03/09/07.

 

2.         Valley Green Rate Increase:

 

Irrigation rate reduced to $0.35 per 1,000 gallons. Approve Resolution #07-03 for rate increase effective 02/16/07.

 

Director Moore motion, Director Berger second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

3.         Atlas Acres:

 

Accept low bid for base bid A plus Alternate #1 and approve notice to proceed.

 

Director Berger motion, Director Moore second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

Staff:

 

18.      Dalton Gardens Inter-tie:

 

Dalton Gardens wants to move forward.

 

19.      Panhandle Mobil Estates:

 

Fact finding meeting on 03/07/07 at 7:00 p.m.

 

I.           Board Members:

 

None.


 

J.         Adjournment:

 

Meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

 

Director Berger motion, Director Moore second.

Approved unanimously by those present.

 

 

 

 

Richard Fairhurst, Secretary/Treasurer